Staff Career Opportunities

Staff Benefits & Compensation
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite believes in providing excellent benefits to all our employees. Here is a brief snapshot of the benefits you will enjoy at RCA.

  • Paid time off and 40 hours of earned paid sick time
  • Tax-sheltered savings plan (401(k) and profit-sharing plan) 
  • Pre-tax parking
  • Hospitalization and medical insurance paid in part by the firm
  • Firm-funded short-term disability 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Optional dental insurance 
  • Optional life and long-term disability insurance 
  • Optional additional group term life insurance

Detailed summaries of our programs and plan documents are available through our Executive Director. The language of the actual legal plan documents takes precedence over benefit summaries.

Staff compensation is determined in the fall of each year and is effective January 1st. Our salary levels are competitive with those in the Phoenix and Denver markets. Compensation decisions are based upon recommendations by the Staff Compensation Committee.

Staff Experiences

"Attorneys, paralegals and staff working together in an atmosphere of harmonious teamwork is the biggest reason I have been with RCA since 1986. During my tenure, I have worked with the same partner and several different associates, all bringing together a wonderful mix of talent and personality which has given me truly diverse experiences. A mutual respect among attorneys and staff combined with a friendly rapport blend together for a feeling of family and commitment to a common goal."

Jan Reynolds, Legal Secretary, Corporate

"I am proud to say I have worked at RC&A since 1998. Working at RC&A has been a wonderful experience for me. I have found the work challenging, and I have learned and grown since I have been here. There is great team spirit at RCA. Everyone is friendly, supportive and eager to help in any way they can. RC&A provides a great working environment."

Tina Kaminski, Legal Secretary, Litigation

"I have worked at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite since 1991, this being my third (and longest) time. I was new to Phoenix, had limited legal experience and no Arizona legal experience, but they took a chance on me. Twice, I left the firm to spend more time with my children and when I was ready to work full time, I was welcomed back. Surprisingly, the office has a casual atmosphere, yet it maintains the professionalism expected when working with some of the most well-respected attorneys in Arizona. I'm always very proud to say that I work at Ryley Carlock & Applewhite."

Lisa Gefroh, Legal Secretary, Water, Energy, Resources & Environmental Law

Contact Us
We would be pleased to review your qualifications. Mail or email us an application packet that includes your personal letter of interest, resume and other supporting materials you believe best display your qualifications.

We will contact you if we are interested in speaking with you about employment. For out-of-state candidates, we routinely conduct initial interviews by videoconference. Please contact us for more information on available positions at RCA. 


L. Shannon Bryant
Executive Director